Transesterification of Jatropha curcas Seed Oil: Reaction Parameters

  • Maha . Abdelrahman2 National Oilseed Processing Research Institute (NOPRI), University of Gezira
  • Atif A. A. Yassin1 National Oilseed Processing Research Institute (NOPRI), University of Gezira
  • Ismail Hassan National Oilseed Processing Research Institute (NOPRI), University of Gezira
  • Abdallah B. Karama 2- Karary University, Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Mohamed E.S. Mirghani 3 1- 3- Bioenvironmental Engineering Research Centre (BERC), Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, P. O. Box 10, Gombak, 50728 KL, Malaysia.

Abstract

     This study was carried out to determine the reaction parameters of the fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) and yield produced from Jatropha curcas (J. curcas) oil by alkali transesterification. Optimum reaction parameters were observed at 1:6 w/w methanol to oil ratio, 0.5% w/w NaOH to oil molar ratio, 400 rpm agitation speed and 60 ⁰C with resulted in a yield of 99% crude biodiesel and 97.71% FAME.

Published
2019-07-03
How to Cite
. ABDELRAHMAN2, Maha et al. Transesterification of Jatropha curcas Seed Oil: Reaction Parameters. Gezira Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 1, p. 1, july 2019. ISSN 1858-5698. Available at: <http://journals.uofg.edu.sd/index.php/gjeas/article/view/1310>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2019.
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